Debra A. Cafaro, '82, a Top Real Estate Investment Trust CEO

I have special admiration of Debra Cafaro as she came on board with Ventas when the company was a struggling enterprise - with only one tenant that was in bankruptcy. By masterfully restructuring the company, Cafaro orchestrated a highly successful strategy for managing risk - or in Trump's words, "reacting to a twist of fate." The only way to describe Cafaro's success is to describe her transformational mission as a "phoenix rising from the ashes."